Saturday January 26th 2013
Saturday 26 January – Flemington Racecourse
Transport Info Available Below!
Melbourne Big Day Out is located on the gorgeous green surrounds of Flemington Racecourse, home of the world famous Melbourne Cup.
This is our 6th year at this beautiful site which is located so close to the CBD you can see the city skyline.
Transport couldn’t be easier as our Melbourne site has it’s own train station into the venue and a tram stop at the door. Tickets available online and through selected retail outlets.
VICTORIAN RETAIL TICKET OUTLETS
General Pants - Shop 214 Chadstone Shopping Centre
General Pants – 345 Bourke St, Melbourne
Fist 2 Face - 146 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood
Greville Records – 152 Greville St, Prahan
Karova Lounge – Cr Field and Camp Street, Ballarat
Polyester Records - City288 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Polyester Records - Fitzroy387 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
The Espy Hotel - 11 The Esplanade, St Kilda
TASMANIAN RETAIL OUTLETS
Centertainment – Hobart53 Elizabeth St Mall , Hobart
Mojo Music – Launceston81 Brisbane St, Launceston
Getting to and from the Big Day Out on Saturday 26 January
You have the BDO gig guide, applied sunscreen, have your sweet shades and a myki in your back pocket. Now all you need is to work out how to get there!
Public transport is the best way to get to Flemington Racecourse with hundreds of extra trains and trams running to get you and your mates there and back home again easily and safely.
Trains will run frequently between Flinders Street Station and Flemington Racecourse, stopping at Southern Cross and North Melbourne stations before running express to the racecourse.
Trains will depart Flinders Street every:
- 7 – 8 minutes between 9.35am and 12pm
- 10 minutes between 12pm and 1.58pm
- 20 minutes between 1.58pm and 7.49pm
Trains will depart Flemington every:
- 7 – 8 minutes between 12.15pm and 3.15pm
- 20 minutes between 3.35pm and 8.09pm
- 10 minutes between 8.09pm and 9.03pm
- 7 – 8 minutes between 9.03pm and 9.47pm
- 4 – 5 minutes between 10.03pm and 11.42pm
If you are travelling by train on the Craigieburn line, get off at Newmarket Station and either walk or catch a Route 57 tram along Racecourse Road to the racecourse.
Trams displaying Route 57a will run frequently between Stop 1 in Elizabeth Street and Stop 29, a short walk from the racecourse entrance.
Route 57a trams will start running from Elizabeth Street at 9am and the last tram will leave Stop 29 at approximately midnight.
You also catch normal Route 57 trams between the city and the racecourse.
Planning your journey
You are encouraged to allow a bit of extra time for your trip and plan ahead by using the journey planner before you leave home.
With journey planner, simply enter your origin address, set your destination as a ‘landmark’ and enter ‘Flemington Racecourse’ for step-by-step directions on public transport.
Make sure you top up your myki in advance to get the weekend rate of $3.50 for all day travel in Zones 1 and 2 on a Saturday or Sunday.
You can buy and top up your myki at close to 800 retailers including all 7-Eleven stores, at Premium Stations and at major tram and bus interchanges.
Make sure to keep yourself hydrated and carry a water bottle with you while travelling on public transport.
Click here for more information on Public Transport Victoria
Saturday 26 January – Flemington Racecourse
Planning on going to the Big Day Out?
The Big Day Out is recommended for Mature Audiences (MA15).
We play rain or shine. You should bring plenty of sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses, or a raincoat if weather indicates.
Small Still cameras, including small digital cameras, are permitted but no sound or video recorders will be allowed inside the Venue. Professional cameras of any kind are not allowed on site without authority from the Promoter.
Bottles, cans, weapons, lasers, fireworks, umbrellas, illicit drugs and alcohol are prohibited items and will not be permitted in to the Venue. All bags/containers are subject to a full search at entry to ensure the safety of patrons. Prohibited items that are confiscated will not be returned.
You may bring an empty water bottle for refilling during the day. Avoid dehydration – don’t forget to drink water.
Please note there are restricted capacities at some Stages and other tented structures. Once the maximum capacity is reached in these areas there will be no further admissions. Your purchase of an event ticket does not guarantee admission to these areas in such cases.
There may be ATM’s on site, but we make no guarantees as to the availability of cash on site. You should bring adequate cash for the whole day.
The use of earplugs is recommended if long term hearing loss is of concern to you. The Promoters of the event will not be held liable for any hearing damage or loss.
No pass outs will be issued unless otherwise advised.
In most cities there will be an express entry lane for people without bags. It is wise to bring only essential items for the day. There will be a bag and coat check on site for use.
In order to maintain the Big Day Out as a Clean and Green event, the Promoters encourage all patrons to utilise the recycling & refuse facilities provided throughout the site. It’s your site: keep it clean!!
A Like A Boss ticket is a very limited premium 18+ experience presented for the first time at the Big Day Out. It is $265 flat.
- Dedicated Show entry gate with all day pass outs
- Entry to the Boss Oasis and Cocktail Lounge
- Free Coat Check, lockers and phone charging stations
- Executive Climate Controlled Toilets
- Shaded Lounge & Much More
The Like A Boss ticket is available to all Bosses who are 18+ at the time of the event.
Upon presentation of your E-Ticket print out at the dedicated Like a Boss entry, you will be given a Like a Boss wristband which will grant you access to the Boss Oasis and Cocktail Lounge.
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